Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K features a Super 35 size
sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for
HDR images and incredible low light performance. External controls give
quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen
makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera
settings. Features include built in SD/UHS‑II or CFast 2.0 recorders for
Blackmagic RAW or ProRes recording as well as a USB‑C expansion port
for recording externally to disks, plus EF lens mount, built-in
microphones, XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth and
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Features
- Use for independent films, documentaries, blogs and more.
- Designed from carbon fiber polycarbonate composite.
- Multifunction grip allows single hand operation.
- 2 models with 6K at 6144 x 3456 and 4K at 4096 x 2160.
- Compatible with MFT or EF lens mounts.
- Wide 13 stops of dynamic range for film looks.
- Up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance.
- Records full resolution up to 60 fps or 120 fps windowed.
- Standard open file formats compatible with popular software.
- Built in SD, UHS-II and CFast card recorders.
- Features incredible quality Blackmagic RAW recording.
- Built in 5" touchscreen allows accurate focus when shooting 6K.
- Blackmagic OS as used in URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast cameras.
- Includes Blackmagic Generation 4 Color Science.
- Features full size HDMI for monitoring with status overlay.
- Professional mini XLR input with 48 volt phantom power.
- 3D LUTs can be applied for both monitoring and recording.
- USB-C port allows recording directly to external disk.
- Built in timecode generator for sync muli-camera shoots.
- Supports still frame capture up to 21.2 megapixel.
- Localized for 11 popular languages.
- Supports remote camera control via Bluetooth.
- Powers via 12V DC input and can recharge via USB-C.
- Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.
The elegant design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an
incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized,
handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate
composite, the camera features a multifunction handgrip with all
controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at their
fingertips. Because it's an advanced digital film camera, the sensor is
designed to reduce thermal noise allowing cleaner shadows and higher
ISO. Plus the large 5 inch LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at
4K and 6K resolutions.
Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K lets customers use larger EF
photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of
field, allowing creative defocussed backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh
effects. This means that customers can shoot in 6K and then in post
production zoom and re-frame to allow wide shots and close ups to be
created, all from a single camera and without losing image quality.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K both have an incredible 13
stops of dynamic range which means they preserve more detail in the
lightest and darkest areas of an image than simple video cameras can.
This allows customers to set exposure for an indoor scene such as a cafe
and still retain the details of bright outdoor light coming through
a window. Customers even get more colors than the standard DCI-P3
colorspace used for feature films.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features dual gain ISO up to
25,600, which means both the 4K and 6K models are optimized to minimize
grain or noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of
the sensor. The native ISO of 400 is ideal for scenes with on-set
lighting. The gain is set automatically as they adjust the ISO setting
on the camera, so it's easy to capture great images when they don’t have
time to set up lights.
The new 6K model will shoot up to 50 fps at 6144 x 3456 16:9 or 60
fps at 6144 x 2560 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 5744 x 3024 17:9. For higher
frame rates they can window the sensor and shoot up to 120 fps at 2.8K
2868 x 1512 17:9. Customers can even work in true anamorphic 6:5 using
anamorphic lenses in 3.7K 60 fps at 3728 x 3104.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records using standard open file
formats so customers don’t have to waste time transcoding media.
Recording works in industry standard 10-bit Apple ProRes files in all
formats up to 4K or 12-bit Blackmagic RAW in all formats up to 6K. Best
of all media files work on all operating systems plus customers can
format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features built in CFast and SD
UHS-II card recorders, and a USB-C expansion port for recording direct
to an external media disk. Customers can use regular SD cards for HD or
higher performance UHS-II and CFast cards for native 4K or 6K when using
Blackmagic RAW. Imagine capturing over an hour of full resolution 6K
images on a single 256GB SD UHS-II card.
Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and
preserve the quality of the sensor data from their camera. Video formats
such as H.264 are highly compressed, plus add noise and weird
artifacts, causing original sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic
RAW eliminates this problem and gives them stunning images with
incredible detail and color throughout the production pipeline from
camera to edit, color and mastering. It also saves camera settings as
metadata so customers can set ISO, white balance and exposure in camera
or override them later while editing, all without any loss of quality.
Blackmagic RAW files are also small and fast to use making them easy to
The rear of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a large,
bright 5 inch touchscreen that makes it easy for customers to frame
shots and accurately focus. It’s like getting a built in Blackmagic
Video Assist with their camera. The touchscreen displays critical
information while shooting, as well as menus for setting up the camera
and intuitive touch to focus controls. On screen overlays show status,
a histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels, frame guides,
playback controls and more.
With the advanced Blackmagic OS, customers get an intuitive and user
friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology.
The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add
metadata and view recording status. Customers also get full control
over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure
tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings
Featuring the same Generation 4 Color Science as the high end URSA
Mini Pro G2, the Pocket Cinema Camera delivers stunning, accurate skin
tones and faithful color in every shot. Blackmagic Generation 4 Color
Science uses a complex dynamic 12-bit gamma curve designed to capture
more color data in the highlights and shadows, so they get better
looking images. The color science also handles some of the complex
Blackmagic RAW image processing, so color and dynamic range data from
the sensor is preserved via metadata which customers can use in
The camera includes a full size HDMI connector for monitoring with
support for HDR and clean 10-bit output. There’s also a mini XLR
connection with 48 volt phantom power for attaching professional
microphones, a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input, headphone
connection and a professional locking DC power connector.
Digital film cameras shoot logarithmic colorspace to preserve the
dynamic range, which is great for later post production, however when
these files are viewed on a monitor they can look flat and washed out.
3D LUTs solve this problem because they allow customers to apply
a "look" to the monitor so customers get an idea of how the finished
images will look like when editing. The Pocket Cinema Camera works with
industry standard 17 and 33 point 3D LUT files, or customers can work
with the built in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video, Film to
Rec.2020 and more.
Professional cameras include professional features and customers also
get a built in timecode generator, allowing shooting with more than one
camera while keeping perfect sync. Simply plug in an external timecode
generator such as Tentacle Sync into the 3.5 mm audio jack and the
camera will automatically detect timecode and lock the internal
generator. Now each camera can start and stop recording and all the
shots from all cameras will have the same matched timecode. Imagine
shooting a music festival with multiple roving cameras. Best of all the
new DaVinci Resolve 16.1 will automatically find and sync the shots from
all cameras so they don't need to waste time sorting through thousands
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera uses standard removable LP-E6
type batteries and also features a locking DC power connector so they
never have to worry about losing power in the middle of a shoot.
The included AC plug pack can power the camera and charge the battery at
the same time. The USB-C expansion port can also be used to charge the
battery from portable battery packs, mobile phone chargers or a laptop
computer. Customers can even add an optional Blackmagic Pocket Battery
Grip that lets customers use 2 batteries to dramatically extend the
power of the camera.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models include a full
version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is the same software used in
Hollywood for creating high end feature films, episodic television
shows, commercials and more. DaVinci Resolve features a revolutionary
new cut page with intelligent editing tools and innovative new features
designed to help customers quickly find the footage customers want, edit
it together and output it fast. In addition to the new cut page,
customers also get DaVinci’s legendary professional editing, advanced
color correction, audio post and visual effects tools, all in a single
"The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K features incredible new 6K
imaging and EF lens support that customers have asked for," said Grant
Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "It has all of the great features
customers love from the 4K model, but now adds an EF lens, increased 6K
resolution for even higher quality images and more. Plus, with the built
in Video Assist features, customers don't have to purchase and carry
around extra equipment. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included, making
it an incredible all in one solution that enables anyone to be creative
and tell a story."